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Advani praises Taare Zameen Par to the sky

January 12, 2008 16:59 IST

Actor-director Aamir Khan has made LK Advani cry not in the reel, but in real life.

At a special screening of Aamir's directorial debut Taare Zameen Par in New Delhi, the senior BJP leader could not hold his tears as he watched the story of a dyslexic child recovering from his illness.

"For the first time, I saw Advaniji crying. He has a very fine sense of cinema. I think he would be a critic. He told me and he had seen Lagaan as well when it came out. So I was very happy to show him the movie because I was really keen to know his response," Khan said.

The Leader of Opposition praised Khan for his latest hit.

"Both the director and the script writer must be complimented. In many years, I have not seen such a film. I must express my gratitude to Aamir. It's a brilliant film in every respect. In spite of being a difficult topic, it has been presented so well that it touches the heart of the audience," Advani said.

The Bollywood actor organised the screening of the movie for the veteran leader at Prasar Bharti's Film Division auditorium.

Khan said the special show was held on the request from her aunt and former deputy chairperson of Rajya Sabha Najma Heptullah, who is a good friend of Advani.

"Not only politicians, I would like people from all sections to see the movie. Since Advaniji is a good friend of my aunt, so she wanted to show this movie to him and his family," Khan said.

One of the actor's movies Fanaa was banned by the BJP-led government in Gujarat last year after he took part in a demonstration by Narmada Bachao Andolan.

"Those are past things. Don't mix the two issues. There is no political angle in it. Aamir has set a milestone with this film and we should all wish for his success," BJP leader Shatrugan Sinha said.

The screening was also attended by former deputy chairman of planning commission K C Panth.

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